Interview on Cuba attacks key in ex-CIA agent case

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:05 AM
Interview on Cuba attacks key in ex-CIA agent case

A former New York Times reporter who interviewed an anti-communist militant about planning 1997 Cuban bombings is set to begin her fourth day testifying at his perjury trial.

Ann Louise Bardach now works for the Daily Beast and is an unwilling witness in the case of Luis Posada Carriles. Bardach says her testimony will make sources wary of speaking to journalists.

She retakes the stand Monday for cross-examination. The defense claims Bardach exaggerated what Posada told her about masterminding the explosions at Cuban tourist sites that killed one man.

The 83-year-old Posada is an ex-CIA agent from Cuba and former President Fidel Castro's nemesis.

He faces perjury and other charges. He's accused of lying about planning the bombings during immigration hearings, after sneaking into the U.S. in 2005.